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Free prescription: State pension change could see over 60s wait longer

Over 60s benefit from free NHS prescriptions, however a Government consultation is considering bringing free prescription age for those in England in line with state pension age. An entirely separate review is looking at the state pension age itself. While the current state pension age is 66 years old for both men and women in […]

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Free prescription warning: You could face £100 for false claim

More than 10 million Britons rely on prescription medication and in Wales and Scotland anyone can claim their medicine for free on the NHS. However, in England, only various groups of people are eligible to get free NHS prescriptions. For example, people can claim a free NHS prescription if, at the time the prescription is […]

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Over 60s waiting longer for free prescription but 15 groups eligible

Benefits such as income support, income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income related Employment and Support Allowance and Pension Credit could also mean someone is entitled to free prescriptions. If a person has a valid NHS tax credits exemption certificate they may be eligible for a free prescription. This can be gained by those who receive Working […]

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Canada

A prescription for overcrowded ERs: Primary care doctors need to see patients in-person again | CBC News

Many factors are contributing to the wait times in Ontario’s emergency rooms, including staffing shortages, but some experts say ERs are seeing higher volumes partly because patients can’t see their family doctor in person for normal seasonal illnesses. “Our family doctor doesn’t accept patients in person with cough, runny nose, flu or COVID symptoms,” one […]

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Finance

The NHS prescription ‘season pass’ that could save you up to £340

The standard prescription charge per item in the UK is £9.35, making a long-term medical prescription an expensive necessity for some. Source link

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Finance

Britons could cut NHS prescription costs by up to £340 a year

Britons who use a PPC can save up to £340 a year. It is effectively a prescription “season ticket”. Currently, there are 15 groups of people that qualify for free prescriptions, however, most people need to pay prescription charges. The price of medication has been frozen at £9.35 per item in England, so for those […]

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Pets

Does Pet Insurance Cover Prescription Food? (2022)

In this article: What Is Prescription Pet Food? | Why Is Prescription Pet Food Needed? | Types of Pets With Prescription Food | Average Cost | Is Prescription Food Covered By Pet Insurance? | Alternatives to Prescription Food | How Does Pet Insurance Work? | FAQs Pet insurance partially or totally reimburses vet bills for […]

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Finance

Woman worried about potential free prescription age change

The proposal has suggested the free prescription age could be raised to align with state pension age – currently 66. The matter is yet to be decided, but even the prospect of a change has some individuals worried.  Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to Sharon Rodgers, a 64-year-old from Nottingham. She expressed her worry about the proposal […]

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Finance

Free prescription age may rise to 66 but some items are ‘always free’

The Government is proposing to raise the free prescriptions age from 60 to 66, to bring the policy in line with the state pension. The move has been criticised by opposition leaders, with Labour MP Angela Rayner saying it would be a “huge burden” for older Britons on low incomes. The cost of an average […]

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Woman calls for free prescription eligibility to be extended on NHS

Free prescriptions are available to certain groups in the UK if they meet specific qualifying criteria. Those who are not eligible for this freebie benefit have to pay prescription charges, which come to £9.35 per item on the NHS. Prescription holders are sharing how they are “paying to stay alive” due to having to manage […]